[Tweeters] Jetty Island

Steve Pink pirangas at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 6 09:34:48 PDT 2013

My recommendation for birding Jetty Island is to try for one of the early ferries in the morning. I believe they start at 10 a.m., but check the website. That gives you enough time to bird the lagoon and be back on say the 1 p.m. ferry - before the afternoon rush. If this coincides with near a rising high tide so much the better. Probably not worth going if it is low tide during the morning - although it was fairly low when we discovered the Pacific Golden Plovers last week.
Never go in the afternoon (unless it is raining!) because of the crowds. Please note - however busy the beaches are, the lagoon is usually quiet and birders and birds mostly have it to themselves. I have never tried going on a weekend.
I usually go a couple of times each year and have never had a problem. It also helps if it is overcast and cool - that usually means the ferry is less busy. The staff running the ferry etc are birder friendly and are always interested in what we see.
Cheers, Steve

Steve Pink
Edmonds, WA
mailto: pirangas at hotmail.com

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